UN official calls for increased assistance to nations ravaged by conflict and disaster

On the heels of a four-nation trip to see first-hand the damage caused by conflict and natural disasters, the top United Nations humanitarian official today appealed for international support to help these countries recover and rebuild.

Registration of people displaced by conflict in northern Yemen continues – UN

The United Nations refugee agency says that displaced families from embattled Sa’ada province in northern Yemen are continuing to arrive in Al Mazrak camp, which now houses an estimated 8,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs).

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador calls for urgent help for Yemeni children

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador Mahmoud Kabil issued an urgent call today for assistance for children caught up in the clashes between Government forces and rebels rocking northern Yemen.

UN relief agencies still seeking access to conflict-displaced Yemenis

The United Nations said it is still appealing for humanitarian access to Al-Jawf, a region in northern Yemen, to distribute essential supplies to thousands of people displaced by conflict.

Humanitarian situation continues to crumble in northern Yemen – UN refugee agency

With fighting between Government forces and rebels showing no signs of letting up and stores having run out of basic supplies in northern Yemen, the United Nations refugee agency said today that the humanitarian situation in the area continues to deteriorate.

Aid workers must have access to those in need in Yemen, stresses top UN official

The top United Nations humanitarian official has urged all sides in the conflict in northern Yemen to ensure that aid workers can reach those in need, noting that insecurity is hampering access to several areas.

Yemen: UN aid chief warns of critical situation for thousands of displaced

The top United Nations humanitarian official today warned of the increasingly dire circumstances facing a growing number of people in northern Yemen forced from their homes by the ongoing conflict between the Government and the Al Houthi rebels.

UN aid chief arrives in Yemen to call for support for 150,000 displaced persons

The top United Nations humanitarian official arrived in Yemen today in a bid to garner support for some 150,000 people driven from their homes by an armed conflict between Government forces and a rebel militia that first erupted in 2004.

Insecurity and clashes in northern Yemen keep aid from thousands in need – UN

Insecurity and sporadic clashes in and around the northern Yemeni town of Sa’ada are impeding aid delivery to thousands of trapped civilians and internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have not received help since the conflict escalated six weeks ago, the United Nations reported today.

Humanitarian situation in Yemen ‘tense and volatile,’ says UN agency

The situation in northern Yemen, where Government forces have been fighting rebels, remains “tense and volatile,” the United Nations refugee agency reported today, noting that civilians are unable to leave Sa'ada and there is still no humanitarian access to the embattled city.